November 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Press Release: Lt. Governor Makes Decision on Attorney General Investigation

For Immediate Release

Nov. 27, 2013



Contact: Nate McDonald

Public Information Officer

801.538.1509 desk

801.694.0294 cell

nmcdonald@utah.gov







Lt. Governor Makes Decision on Attorney General Investigation

Determines statutory remedy has already been accomplished



SALT LAKE CITY – Today Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox made his decision that formal civil action is not necessary under the governing statute with the Election Office’s…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 28, 2013 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Results from recent survey of proposed Legislation

I conducted a survey about proposed legislation. These are the answers that I have received. I may update this if I get additional responses.

 

I am including "other" responses that contribute to the discussion. I am excluding "other" responses that ask for additional information or say "I don't know" etc.

 

 

Do you support County My Vote Initiative?

Other Responses:

1. B: Absolutely.

9. D: I know the…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 26, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Consensus Forecast Projects New Revenue for the State of Utah

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2013



Contact: Nate McDonald

Public Information Officer

801.538.1509 desk

801.694.0294 cell

nmcdonald@utah.gov





Consensus Forecast Projects New Revenue



SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert said today that despite the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., Utah economy continues to improve. The consensus revenue forecast shows an additional $132 Million dollars in new one-time and $206 Million in new ongoing…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Elections Office Releases Results of Special Investigation into AG John Swallow



*The attached contains the following, summary of the report and the final report.

** Mark Thomas, Director of Elections, will be available for a media statement at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Presentation Room (located first floor near the east doors of the Capitol)



For Immediate Release

November 22, 2013



Contact: Nate McDonald

Public Information Officer

801.538.1509 desk

801.694.0294 cell

nmcdonald@utah.gov





Elections Office Releases…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 22, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Statement from Gov. Herbert on resignation of AG John Swallow

For Immediate Release

Nov. 21, 2013



Contact: Nate McDonald

Public Information Officer

801.538.1509 desk

801.694.0294 cell

nmcdonald@utah.gov



Statements on Attorney General’s Resignation



STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT:

"I received a letter of resignation from Utah Attorney General John Swallow this morning.  John’s decision is in the best interests of his family, his constituents and the State of Utah.  I call on the Republican State…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 21, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Students from schools that have implemented the Covey Leadership Model

I went to a meeting this morning at the state capitol with elementary school students that are learning the Stephen Covey Leadership Model. All of the students knew the 7 Habits, what they meant, and were able to give examples of how they have used them in their lives.

I met with Maria…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 20, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Lunch with Ann Romney

My wife and I were invited by Zions Bank to attend a lunch today with Ann Romney. She is on a book tour of her "Romney Family Cookbook".  She took questions from the hosts and from the audience. She is a very powerful and bold speaker, which I didn't expect because of her health conditions which have been publicized. …

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Added by David Lifferth on November 13, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Visit to MATC at Thanksgiving Point

I had a chance to visit with Clay Christiansen the Director of the MATC (Mountainland Applied Technology Center) at Thanksgiving Point. They provide probably the best education value in the state. The facility is new and is impressive. 

Here are some photos. The first one is of the the lobby facing north toward the point of the mountain.…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 13, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Preliminary General Election Results 11/5/13

*Winner

 

Saratoga Springs Mayor

*Jim Miller:1,317 56.11%

Brandon Mackay:1,030 43.89%

 

Saratoga Springs Council

*Stephen Willden:1,380 32.21%

*Mike Mcomber:1,108 25.86%

Hayden Williamson:967 22.57%

Chris Porter:830 19.37%

 …

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Added by David Lifferth on November 10, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Press Release on World Cup competitions scheduled in Utah in next 6 weeks



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Sandy Chio

sandy@utaholympiclegacy.com

435.658.9137

 

Editorial note:  Athlete interviews available upon request for interested media.

Story lines on athletes' recreational hobbies and philanthropy activities follow release.

 

All Media Must Register for Venue and Athlete Interview Access.  Media Credentials application is available here:…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 7, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Survey results from a poll that I conducted in my district

*Final Results* from a survey of the voters in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain:

These results are not statistically viable, but how those that are typically indicate of those who are politically active and engaged indicated their…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 5, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Photos from Mike Lee rally 11/2/13

I heard they were expecting 500 attendees, but it was closer to 3,000 or 4,000.  Here are some of the photos that I took. There are lots on Facebook as well.

This photo was taken from the top of the playground equipment. I hand my phone up to some guy that had climbed up there and he took it…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 2, 2013 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Dirty Politics and Political Intrigue

Last night I, and others in Eagle Mountain, received an anonymous email purporting to show information that painted the spouse of one of the candidates in a negative light. The email came from what appeared to be an anonymous and bogus Mail Chimp account and associated with an anonymous Gmail account. This email was supposed to warn voters about the values and morals of someone that was not even on the ballot.

The obvious implication is that because the spouse of a candidate did…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 2, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

I voted by mail, what method did you use to vote?

I sent this in a week or so ago. It is very convenient to fill out the ballot and drop it in the mail. No waiting in lines. No rushing around before or after work.  I do like visiting with people at the polling locations, but voting by mail is very easy to do.

Let me know which method you used…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 1, 2013 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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